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Application and Requirements

Essential information for you on application and admission requirements
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Application procedure and deadlines Expand entry

How do I apply?

  • An application for admission to a master's programme is only possible online via the application portals "OLAS" or "Friedolin 2.0".
  • You find detailed information on how to apply correctly for a master's programme on the website Application for master's programmes.

What application documents do I have to upload online?

  • The required documents are listed in the section "Application documents" on the information page of your desired master's programme.

What are the application periods/deadlines?

  • Some master's programmes allow for a first-semester intake in summer semesters. The application period for such programmes ranges from 1 December to 15 January.
  • Applications for regular winter-term intakes are possible from 1 April or 1 May onwards, depending on the programme while the application deadlines differ from one programme to another. Please take utmost care to check and respect the different application phases:

Application periods for master's programmes via Friedolin 2.0 [pdf, 119 kb] de

Application periods for master's programmes via OLAS [pdf, 105 kb] de


Admission requirements Expand entry

What are the admission requirements?

  • Mandatory admission requirements for master's programmes at the University of Jena differ from one programme to another.

Where do I find information on the admission requirements?

  • Specific requirements for each course - such as mandatory language requirements or necessary academic skills - are listed on the information page for each study programme. See all master's study programmes.
German language requirements for master's programmes in German Expand entry

Who needs to provide a German language proficiency proof?

  • International and German applicants with a foreign university entrance certificate, who wish to apply for a German taught master's programme, i.e. programme with (predominantly) German as language of instruction

What language certificates are accepted?

  • Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), min. level 2 (= DSH-2),
  • the Goethe-Zertifikat C2 (GDS),
  • the Deutsche Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz (DSD II),
  • the TestDaF, min. TDN 4 in all four parts of the examination,
  • Certificate telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule,
  • a German language examination in the framework of an assessment test at a preparatory college.

Who is excempt from providing proof?

  • Applicants who have obtained a German taught bachelor's degree within one of the following countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. This applies only to degrees that were awarded by a university in the relevant country (no satellite campuses or international branch campuses in other countries, no correspondence course degrees, no joint- or double-degrees with institutions in other countries);
  • Holders of a German, Austrian or Swiss (from school where the language of instruction is German) university entrance qualification.

What do I have to do when the required German language proficiency proof is not available at the time of application?

  • you may only apply if you can show a certificate attesting your German language skills at least at level B2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) AND
  • a test registration confirmation for e.g. TestDaF, DSH or an equivalent test

Can I apply for the DSH course at the University of Jena?

  • You may apply for the (chargeable) "German Language Course Preparing for the German Language Examination (DSH)" at the University of Jena. Please note: Language skills at min. level B1 (e.g. Goethe-Zertifikat B1, TestDaF at least 4x3 and/or 800 teaching units from a recognized language school) are required for the preparatory course application
  • For detailed information on the application and further information, please visit the website of the International Office at or contact the International Office directly .
  • Shortly before taking the DSH-2-Examination or after successfully passing it, you are welcome to apply for a German taught master's programme

Further questions?

Should you have further questions connected to master's programmes at the University of Jena, the Master Service Centre is your place to go.